Adult Swim has ordered a Rick and Morty anime series.
Rick and Morty anime spinoff
Titled Rick and Morty: The Anime, the 10-episode project was revealed earlier today, May 18th, ahead of Adult Swim’s upfront presentation. Produced by Telecom Animation Film, the anime spinoff was announced alongside another upcoming Adult Swim anime series, Ninja Kamui.
Adult Swim has released a number of Rick and Morty anime shorts in the past, but Rick and Morty: The Anime is a full series. Takashi Sano, who directed the acclaimed Rick and Morty anime shorts Rick and Morty vs. Genocider and Summer Meets God (Rick Meets Evil), will oversee the anime spinoff. Though Sano will adapt themes and events of the original series, Rick and Morty: The Anime will stand on its own as an original work.
“The multiverse-straddling exploits of Rick and the gang pose challenges to the family bond, but they always rise to the occasion,” Sano said in a statement. “It’s such a life-affirming sight, and Jerry is no exception. I am honored to have been given an opportunity to tell a new story about this amazing family. I hope you enjoy their adventures!”
Rick and Morty: The Anime fan reactions
Fans are divided about the news. While some are excited about the spinoff, others think that the project is unnecessary.
Most of the fans that are looking forward to watching Rick and Morty: The Anime are the same people who find the Rick and Morty anime shorts fun and entertaining.
It’s about time the former officially became a thing if it’s own.?
— JustAnotherJaggedMan? (@MrIppikodoku) May 18, 2022
we won!! https://t.co/L5d20NvuN2
— 01AI? (@Mystic_xo) May 18, 2022
Rick and Morty the anime??? Oooh that’s really great thanks
— Evergreen ? (@Xehlya) May 18, 2022
— ǝ l o Ɔ (@colem2323) May 18, 2022
Rick & Morty Anime > Demon Slayer, Dragon Ball, One Piece, Bleach & Naruto
— Pain (@PurePain__) May 18, 2022
Looking forward to it, I really like the way Rick is characterized in the shorts that have already been made. He’s a lot more whimsical
— ChrisClark (@ChrisGasCan) May 18, 2022
Those anime shorts they made were great, excited for this
— Dan (@DanteCroissant) May 18, 2022
Some fans, on the other hand, are not quite sold on the anime spinoff just yet. Interestingly, a number of people also think that the anime project will simply taint the franchise.
As a fan of both anime and Rick and Morty, I can confidently say:
Nothing good will come of this. https://t.co/JTXIsJFjTq
— The 32 year old Boomer (@CyberEagle1989) May 18, 2022
Rick and Morty are going anime.
Idk I kinda think Japanese media should stay independent of western media so we don't ruin what they have going on over there lol.
Manga and anime are crushing western comics. https://t.co/G5RnPZmQ2k
— ?☠️Nasdorachi?☠️ (@Nasdorachi) May 18, 2022
WHAT THE FUCK????? RICK AND MORTY IS BECOMING AN ANIME?????????????????????????? pic.twitter.com/RPOoYCwypl
— Harry! #Ukraine and Also #BoyCottBGDCMC (@VideoOldLady) May 18, 2022
more rick and morty anime ?
— ⚄ Toonami Hub ⚃ (@AnimeWithRJ) May 18, 2022
Oh god pic.twitter.com/fS5xGLxjev
— Will (@porc_u) May 18, 2022
This was not necessary
— King Scoopie | Read True Aspirations (@sickofthishouse) May 18, 2022
Rick and Morty: The Anime release date
The Rick and Morty anime spinoff doesn’t have a release date yet.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter, ComicBook.com
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